Practicing these five tenets of leadership will help you seem like a natural born leader according to an article in Inc.com by Keynote speaker and author of ‘Find the Fire’ and ‘Make It Matter’; Scott Mautz. The study by Gallup holds an interest for us at Thought Patrol as we regularly use Gallups’ Clifton Strength Finder so we were intrigued by the findings. You may or may not already code yourself as a natural born leader. It’s one of the highest compliments you can pay a manager, for a reason. Gallup says only one out of every ten leaders can be considered a natural born leader.
Creating an environment that is engaging drives a productive culture. That’s what we believe here at Thought Patrol. Here’s an article by the ABC News Team about a recent study by ‘Reventure’ showing that loneliness is having an impact at work. The study has three key findings; A staggering 37 per cent of workers feel lonely at work. The Gig economy, and tech advances are being blamed for people feeling disconnected and that workers will leave jobs as a result.
Geoffrey James is a contributing editor to Inc.com; in this article he says that “most people realize that the mind and body are connected into a feedback loop.” What Geoffrey has done here is link that fact to an underestimate state of mind. We’re thankful at Thought Patrol for so many things; turns out that’s healthy!
Marcel Schwantes is the Founder and Chief Human Officer, of Leadership From the Core. Here he is writing for Inc.com. At Thought Patrol we often curate his articles because he is very aligned to our thinking. He doesn’t disappoint here, as he articulates an overview of the tough questions of what really makes a great leader. He asks the pertinent question; “Ever worked for a leader who left such a positive impression on your life, you still tell others about it?” We should all strive to be leaders like that!
The CEO and founder of Brightfox, Deena Fox argues that companies should focus on satisfaction, rather than happiness. Writing here for fastcompany.com she says that; “Companies often promise their employees happiness to attract and retain the brightest talent—but in reality, if you want happy employees, you need to hire happy people.” Here at Thought Patrol we agree wholeheartedly, whilst environmental factors are important, ultimately aptitude and especially attitude, will prevail.
Peter Gasca is an entrepreneur, consultant, and author, writing here for Inc. When he first started contributing to Inc.com, one of his first and favourite posts — and most popular — was when he reflected on the great mentors and leaders with whom he had had the privilege to work over the years to identify the six things exceptional leaders do better than all others. Here is his sequel!
Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart. This column originally appeared at LinkedIn. Here at Thought Patrol we always listen to what Travis has to say, and hold in great regard his insights. Here he has assembled some wisdom for us to apply in those areas we often don’t want to address. There are disciplines that bear fruit that are uncomfortable at the time.
Marcel Schwantes is the Founder and Chief Human Officer, of Leadership From the Core. Here he is writing for Inc and expresses something that we at Thought Patrol agree with 100%. Busy is not good! Often we can mistake busyness for productivity. Nowhere is that more critical then in our role as leaders. Are we too busy to lead well? Marcel answers that question for us here.
Larry Robertson is an innovation advisor, writing here for Inc.com. Here at Thought Patrol we specialise in helping leaders operate well in a VUCA environment. Larry points out that our perspective is key. In 2018, DDI, The Conference Board, and EY conducted their 8thGlobal Leadership Study. More than 28,000 leaders at all organizational levels, in dozens of sectors, and from across the world were surveyed, including 1,500 C-Suite executives. The results were both stunning and telling. Of those highest-ranking leaders, 84% described the environment in which their organizations operate and compete as “increasingly disruptive.”
Statements like these may seem harmless enough, but when used frequently they will set your culture back a long way according to Marla Tabaka writing here for Inc. These statments may look innocuous enough but they can be indicative of a deeper problem and if not addressed could be damaging to a positive productive culture.